Cinco de Mayo in Delray Beach- May 5th-Celebrate the day!

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Cinco de Mayo in Delray Beach-  May 5th- Celebrate the Day

Cinco De MayoContrary to what you might think, Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexican Independence Day!  May 5th actually commemorates the victory of the Mexican army at Puebla over the French army during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862.  

While not a strategic battle in the Mexican win over the French,  the battle at Puebla helped to give hope to the Mexican resistance, which did defeat the French in 1867.

Here in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a celebration of the Mexican heritage and culture.  We celebrate with parades, festivals, dancing, and of course margaritas!


If you are in Delray Beach you can celebrate at:


14th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival from 2-10PM
Old School Square- 
51 N. Swinton Avenue
 
$10/admission- Children under 10 are free

From 2-7PM Children’s Events- including Pinata Breaking!
Live music on the Stage at Old School Square


The 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races!
Held Saturday May 5th  5PM and 6PM

Cinco de Mayo


And for local Mexican dining:

LaBamba- 4285 W. Atlantic Avenue-Delray Beach-561-499-7996

La Fiesta Cafe- 2275 South Federal Hwy- Delray Beach  561-266-8558
(excellent fresh salsa and I highly recommend!)


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Conrad Allen
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Hi Kathy.  May 5th sounds like a great time to be in Delray Beach.

April 30, 2012 04:34 AM
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Cathy Bureau
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Great Blog Kathy!  I hope you folks have a fun and excellent turn out! 

April 30, 2012 04:35 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Kathy..... Delray Beach is always a fun place, but May 5th must be a spectacular time to be in Delray...

April 30, 2012 04:46 AM
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Roger D. Mucci
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Always something going on in Delray Beach...................very cool event BARFF

April 30, 2012 04:48 AM
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John McCormack
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Good morning Kathy -

Cinco de Mayo in Delray Beach-  May 5th- Celebrate the Day! A great Localism post. New Mexico as you can imagine will have tons of things to do in honor of Cinco de Mayo too. Always something to celebrate and have fun events to attend in Delray Beach!


April 30, 2012 05:08 AM
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Craig Rutman
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Hopefully Roger is still there in FL and you guys can go enjoy some of the Cinco de Mayo festivities together.

April 30, 2012 05:25 AM
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Malcolm Johnston
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Cinco de Mayo seems to become a more popular event every year Kathy, perhaps it's the increasing Latin influence in the U.S. the last couple of decades. In any event, it's a great reason to have a party - victory over the French - I think every nation has beaten them in a war at one time or another.

April 30, 2012 05:52 AM
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Janis Borgueta
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Any excuse to have Margaritas, chips and dip... has got to be a good time... Cinco De Mayo festivities in Delray are sure to be fun... 

April 30, 2012 06:11 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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Good Morning Kathy, It sounds like Delray beach will be the place to be this Saturday, i sure wish i was visiting to enjoy it. Have a great Monday

April 30, 2012 06:42 AM
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Debb Janes
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Kathy, glad you're clearing up misconceptions about the day and celebration. It sounds as if Delray Beach will be rocking on the 5th. I see that Roger is going to be in your neck of the woods...how cool for both of you. 

April 30, 2012 02:10 PM
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Kathy Streib
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Josh- Thank you.

Conrad- I'll be having Mexican food and my favorite place, for sure.

Cathy- what about you?  I'd be heading to Mi Tierra!

BarbaraT- I'm curious about the chihuahua races!

BARFF- what a wet day but loved lunch.

John- think you can take pics of the food.... I'd love some authentic Mexican food.

Craig- not happening but maybe another time.

Malcolm- LOL...maybe that's why they don't like us!!!  When I was in Houston we always saw it as an opportunity to have margaritas and tacos al carbon.

Janis- you've got that right!  I may pass on those margaritas, though.  Too  much for me!

Scott- you missed it.  Come through here later next time.

Debb- we had lunch today and it was like we see each other all of the time. 

April 30, 2012 03:15 PM
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Lou Ludwig
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Kathy

There will be some great food at Cinco de Mayo in Delary Beach Florida on Saturday May 5, 2010.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

April 30, 2012 06:32 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Kathy, I'll be looking for a good Cinco de Mayo party!  I'm for any excuse to celebrate just about anything.

April 30, 2012 06:49 PM
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Ginny Gorman
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate

Well Kathy, i will be in a warm place knowing that Cinco de Mayo is happening...it is time to celebrate every day here!

April 30, 2012 07:19 PM
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

Kathy, Cinco de Mayo, my wedding anniversary 21years and my friends 50th birthday....lots to celebrate!

April 30, 2012 07:46 PM
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Juli Vosmik
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Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ

Parlez vous francais, Kathy?  Great information, Kathy.  This battle was so key in the US independence movement.  The French were actually trying to take over a poorly armed and trained Mexican army so they could supply arms to the US south during the civil war.  And, the pride and passion of the Mexican army is the reason the Mexican army won.  Right over might - I love it.

April 30, 2012 08:03 PM
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Lydie Ouellet Dickinson
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You jjust reminded me that I have yet to prepare for my Cinco party!

Have fun!

April 30, 2012 08:31 PM
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Kathy Streib
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Lou- you're not kidding.  I can't wait.

Pat- how about Lauriol Plaza??

Ginny- I think it sounds so festive, doesn't it!

Ellen- all the more reason to celebrate.  Happy Anniversary.

Juli- I wonder what would have happened if they had succeeded.... how it would have affected the Confederate Army's battles?

Lydie- start now!!!  You can make your own fresh salsa.. the best!

May 01, 2012 11:29 AM
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Jim Frimmer
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We almost forgot about Cinco de Mayo here. At the last moment we went out for our requisite margarita!

May 08, 2012 12:02 PM
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Kathy Streib
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Jim- you and Russel should have excellent margaritas in your area. 

May 08, 2012 12:49 PM
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